Lincolnshire

Kickboxer Adam Beniston admits child sex offences

Adam Beniston in 2005
Image caption Adam Beniston, pictured here as a 20-year-old in Nottinghamshire, in 2005, was a martial arts coach

A former kickboxing champion has admitted having sexual activity with two underage teenage girls in Lincolnshire.

Adam Beniston, 27, of High Street, Mablethorpe, admitted 11 offences of sexual activity with a child.

Beniston, who is from Nottinghamshire, was named coach of the year at the Lincolnshire Sports Awards 2011.

At Lincoln Crown Court, the judge said a prison term was inevitable when he is sentenced in October.

Seven of the charges related to kissing and touching a teenage girl between July and December 2010.

The four other offences related to kissing and touching another teenage girl between February and November 2011.

Both girls were interviewed by specially trained police officers after the allegations were made.

Judge Sean Morris said: "Having made this mistake in your life you have done absolutely the right thing in admitting your guilt at the first opportunity.

"You will be given credit for that and I will adjourn sentence for a pre-sentence report. But you must understand a custodial sentence is inevitable so you have got some time to put your affairs in order."

Beniston moved from Mansfield, in Nottinghamshire, to Lincolnshire three years ago.

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